Webinar: Motivational Interviewing

Healthy Aging CORE, Phillip Santiago
From United Way
Description / Summary

On June 11, 2020, Healthy Aging CORE hosted this recorded webinar on Motivational Interviewing with panelist Philipp Santiago, the Clinical Lead for Occupational Therapy and Mental Health & Substance Use for Rehabilitation & Recovery Services at Fraser Health. 

Motivational interviewing is a counselling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes.

Learning Objectives of the webinar include:

  • Understanding the basic principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Becoming familiar with core techniques and strategies used in MI
  • Discussing ways to implement use of MI into dialogue with program participants
  • Discussing ways to involve staff in a team approach to using MI in clinical practice

*The presenters slide dock has also been attached as a PDF.